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New iPad And GDC 2012 Collide In San Francisco

Developers couldn't stay focused with iPad event happening next door

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New iPad And GDC 2012 Collide In San Francisco
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For the second year in a row, Apple has held their iPad reveal event in San Francisco across the street from the Game Developers Conference. As Apple becomes more invested in gaming on their devices, it was only a matter of time before the two events merged – if only on Twitter.

Apple used their new iPad press event today to talk a little bit about gaming on the third generation iPad. Namco and Epic Games both showed off new experiences on the new iPad in the form of an Ace Combat-like game and Infinity Blade Dungeons respectively.

Of course, Apple used this event to also take a stab at the gaming industry perhaps knowingly of GDC happening right across the street. The company said that iPad users used the iPad to play games more than they used game consoles or dedicated gaming handhelds.

During the Epic Games presentation, Mike Capps said that the new iPad had more memory and a higher resolution than either the PS3 and Xbox 360. While I would love to point out there’s more to visual fidelity than just memory and resolution, let the developers at GDC speak for themselves about the new iPad and the Apple event in general.

so what’s the scoop, devs. are we more psyched about the ipad 3 announcement, craziness at gdc, or something else entirely? #ipad #gdc 8 minutes ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

For me, GDC news > new iPad news (at least right now). I’m not even excited for the new iPad. #iPad3 #GDC #iPadHD 14 minutes ago via Tweetbot for iOS ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Aaargh — why can’t I clone myself and be at the iPad event AND GDC?! Conflicting geeky interests. /Whine. 32 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Now to learn everything I can about the new iPad before my next session! #GDC 35 minutes ago via Tweetbot for iOS ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Been busy with GDC interviews, so just catching up on the ipad 3 stuff. What say you lot, yay or nay? 41 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

we want an iPad 3. do you? discussions on the floor. #official_gdc #ipad3 54 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

After #ipad event, people getting free #playbook at #GDC look their grandma just told them “the man at the store said this was just as good” 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPad ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

@jeffcannata You’re in town for GDC. Do you think Apple should have done the iPad event at GDC instead of down the street? 1 hour ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Today, it’s all about the iPad 3 and GDC…. Good vibes in San Francisco! 1 hour ago via LinkedIn ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Apple is launching the iPad 3 directly opposite GDC. It’s a nerdpocalypse. 1 hour ago via Tweetbot for iOS ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Have been busy at #GDC. What have I missed about the iPad event over the street? 1 hour ago via Tweetbot for iOS ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Am I a bad person for sitting in a #gdc session and repeatedly glancing at the #apple live blog in my #iPad? 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I love being in sf and don’t give a rat’s ass about new iPad (for now, at least). Too many things to do at #GDC! 2 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Lucky Namco–can’t buy better promotion than being featured in iPad launch. Especially during #GDC. 2 hours ago via Twitter for Windows Phone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

iPad 3 launch across the street from #GDC. Tough to concentrate! Geekheaven 3 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

New iPad And GDC 2012 Collide In San Francisco
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